Are you leveraging "PMaaS"? (Project Management as a Service)?
As we continue to improve our services I am on a continued quest to engage our community and ask questions to see which Outsourcing solutions work best for you and your company and to learn more about which services would be helpful to you if readily available?
One of the most important and prevalent goals of project management researchers is to help project managers to succeed. As many studies have reported, project failure remains all too common in the dynamic and contemporary project management environment. Studies that have addressed the causes of project failure have identified a variety of culprits. Among the frequently cited causes are inadequate communication, inadequate planning, bad estimating and incorrect scheduling (Nicholas, 2004). In each of these cases, the root cause lies in the planning effort conducted by the project team.
Yes, a good portion of our business is our project management service offering. It crosses all client types and often industries.
i take it that you are looking to get your foot in the door with organizations willing to outsource their project management needs. You are probably trying to validate how they select an outsourcing solution and "leverage" that information into actions your company can take to drive new business. You suggest that "availability" is part of the equation and I think you are right. If I don't have the skill set and the need is temporary I would consider outsourcing. If there is the possibility that the need will be ongoing I would prefer an employee. I feel that the benefits of using someone familiar with the company, products and culture is important,
I'm sure this isn't the answer you hoped for. I'm saying finding a organization that will outsource Project Management is going to be rare. But it does happen.
In higher education there are organizations that specialize in providing project management for specific ERP solutions. It is a lucrative, but specialized business. A small community with a lot of referral activity.
My recommendation is to look for companies that are growing really fast...so fast that they can't hire and train enough people to meet their need. Offer to partner with them. Ask enough candidates with the "right" profile and someone will say yes!
- PWD, former V.P. of Marketing for ERP solutions in Higher Education
Vincent, is your question...do businesses hire project management services? Or do businesses offer project management as a service?
The answer to both is yes and of course...if their product or service requires that service, they should offer it and the customer is likely to buy it...Am I missing something?